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Socrates opens the Edinburgh Book Festival (sort of) (via rogueclassicism)


Reblogging this because Bettany Hughes is my idol. I would, and do, recommend her book on Socrates ‘The Hemlock Cup’ to anyone interested in the philosopher, or even if they are simply curious about the history fifth century Athens. From … Continue reading

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Socrates on Love


‘By Herakles!’ Said Xenophon ‘What awesome power you attribute to a kiss!’ ‘And this amazes you?’ said Socrates. ‘Don’t you know’, he said, ‘that scorpions, even though they are no bigger than half-obol’s size, when they merely touch one’s mouth … Continue reading

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“The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the search for the good life”


Only half way through and I am already inspired; both by Socrates and Bettany Hughes. She has beautifully illustrated the ins and outs of Socrates, his life, his city and his mind. If any of you are remotely interested in … Continue reading

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